Bilingual kindergarteners and first graders had fun taking turns playing spelling games with Osmo last week. Did you know Osmo WORDS has a Spanish word bank? They had fun testing it out last week in the Jackson Library! I found out about this excellent resource from the Jenine Dowdy, the Sigler Librarian on Twitter. Follow her at @SiglerLC!
Kindergarteners at Jackson became sleuths this week when we read the famous artist Jon Burgerman’s book, Rhyme Crime. They laughed out loud at the funny drawings and rhyming pairs in the book. When Hammy’s hat was swapped for a cat, the kids had to come to the poster put the cat on Hammy’s head. They loved solving the riddle of how the thief escaped jail at the end! We played the Partners in Rhyme app during check out. After check out, we played Jack Hartmann’s fun interactive rhyming game!
Today second graders at Jackson Elementary had fun with Airlie Anderson’s book, Neither. We categorized the animals in the story as THIS, THAT or belonging to the inclusive LAND OF ALL. What a great lesson! At the tables, the kids had to create their own unique animal that would fit into The Land of All. At the computer station, the kids created their own mixed up Land of All creatures using the Build Your Wild Self computer game. During check out, we watched the adorable Haylie’s read aloud version of the book. Check out the other awesome books Airlie Anderson has written on her site below. I can’t wait to check those out too! Bravo!
First graders laughed out loud last week when we read Ame Dyckman’s You DON’T Want a Unicorn! They categorized what is good and bad about owning a unicorn for a pet. At the computer station, we played ABCYa Molly unicorn games and watched the Bronco Stories read aloud on YouTube during check out. This book is going to be a classic favorite! Check out Ame’s website below. We can’t wait for her new book in April about Dandy the Lion!
Last week in the Jackson Library, third graders played a Kahoot assessment (see links below) after our Goldilocks and the Three Martians read aloud. Fifth graders played one after our Old Henry read aloud. These assessments are not only fun, but the new Kahoot Pro! for Educators gives me an inside look at which questions were the most difficult for students which helps me to adapt my teaching to better meet students’ needs. Plus, we had lots of fun!
Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text: Fiction: Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
THIRD GRADE LESSON
Goldilocks and the Three Martians
FIFTH GRADE LESSON
6.b: I can explain the roles and functions of characters…including relationships and conflicts
Last week in the Jackson Library, second graders predicted what would happen to ninja boy when he tried to sneak out of his classroom in Ninja Boy Goes to School. Then we inferred about what his dad was doing when he put a large box on a high shelf…did Ninja Boy get in trouble? The kids used picture clues and context clues to see why the author compared ninja boy to a tree, a flamingo, and a gorilla. At the tables during check out, the kids used the Ninja Sight Words app to slice the words as they heard them but to leave the other words alone. We sang “Kung Fu Fighting” to end our lesson.
Pre-K came to the library this week and listened to a read aloud of Rain! by Stojic. They sequenced pictures of the animals in the story and then used the Duck Duck Moose! app, The Itsy Bitsy Spider. They had to make the spider climb the waterspout and then they moved clouds in to make it rain. We listened to rain songs at the end of the lesson.